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patroon

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Dutch, ultimately from Latin patronus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

patroon (plural patroons)

  1. (US) One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially after it became a British possession, renamed as New York.

AfrikaansEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie)

  1. pattern or example from which a copy is made
  2. (textiles) template or pattern
  3. pattern; an artistic design or decorative arrangement
  4. pattern; a regular or repeating arrangment (such as in music or concerning events)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie)

  1. (firearms) cartridge
  2. cartridge; a container for ink, powder, gas, etc.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie, feminine patrones)

  1. a child that behaves either old-fashionedly or like an adult
  2. patron; wealthy person who supports an artist, craftsman, a scholar, etc.
  3. (Roman catholicism) patron; patron saint
  4. (historical, Roman antiquity) patron; a master who had freed his slave but still retained some rights over him
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DutchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: pa‧troon

NounEdit

patroon m, f (plural patroons, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. boss

patroon n (plural patronen, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. pattern

patroon f, m (plural patronen, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. cartridge (of a firearm)